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Avernum runs slow in The Avernum Trilogy
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Okay, now that I'm on my MacBook, I created a quick party and ran to the bandit cave to test out the speed of the game in XP (which I can already see by walking around that it's much better). By far the slowest action in OS X was Bolt of Fire, so I tested it on a bandit. BAM! Flew across the screen like lightning and he crumpled to the ground.

Then I got semi-excited and I opened up A3 in OS X and try Bolt of Fire on a rat... Still slow. I don't understand it.

And I thought these games were made for Mac... :rolleyes:

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Avernum runs slow in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
An article from TidBits on Conflict Catcher:
Wanted: Conflict Catcher for Mac OS X

Here's the good news. Mac OS X doesn't suffer from the same sort of conflicts that Mac OS 9 did. You will seldom, if ever, find that installing a new piece of software causes some other program to act in an unnatural, demon-possessed fashion. Apple promised that level of reliability, and they delivered.

I've also noticed that playing Starcraft on my Mac's, the movie cut-scenes run slower than I would expect. It's not the CD either.

Am I the only one with this problem?
So is there anyone out there with the same problem?

EDIT: I'm gonna try running A3 in Parallels, Win XP Pro. Theories anyone?

[ Friday, August 11, 2006 04:24: Message edited by: Apollyon ]

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Avernum runs slow in The Avernum Trilogy
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I've got a nice shiny new Macbook with 1 GB of RAM. I also have a new Intel iMac. I used to have a 400 Mhz iBook with 192 MB RAM. I've played Avernum 3 on all three (separate downloads) and they pretty much run at the same speed: slooooow.

By slow I mean there's a slight delay when I click, and any graphic that is supposed to move fast (javelin, firebolt, other spells) moves with about the speed of dial-up internet download. I play it with no other apps running, I turn off background noises and special effects, I try different resolution configurations, I try running it out of full screen mode... nothing works.

Avernum works fine, Avernum 2 is slightly slower, and Avernum 4 is awesome. Why would Avernum 3 run slow on my Mac's, and can it be fixed?

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Genius's! Help Needed in General
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Wow, I'm a senior in HS in Physics right now. I like it and all, but all this is what I'm going to do next year? *shudder*

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Rank in General
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Another reason the whole world should convert to Mac...

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Title in General
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Great post, TGM.

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Halloween, High School and, of course, REVOLUTION!!! HUZZAH!!! in General
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I'd have never guessed! :P

Our school last year during Spirit Week actually had a day called 'Gender Bender' day. Guys dress as girls, vise versa. But then like a week before, some stupid parents who didn't want their precious children to turn into cross-dressers complained to the school, and it was changed to 'Colorful Hat' day or something lame like that. Most people still did the gender bender thing, many guys taking it as far as shaving their legs and arms. Eew.

[ Tuesday, October 19, 2004 17:45: Message edited by: Apollyon ]

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Work Experience in General
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A word of advice: get a job you aren't going to quit within a week. I think that if you hate your job, it's not always worth doing, at least in our younger years where we don't really have to work.

As for myself, I have worked in a textile manufacturing plant for many years now, my first paying job there was when I was around nine. I would do random jobs around the business like paperwork, computer work, and later working out in the plant and being put on payroll.
Now I work in the inspection department, rolling and re-rolling rolls of industrial and commercial fabrics, not apparel or decorating fabrics you see in stores. We do stuff like flags, banners, non-skid material you put under carpets, the bright orange and yellow safety jacket mesh material, stuff like that. But it pays pretty well and I like it. I usually work on the weekends and sometimes after school, but not lately because of sports and such...

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Undead Topics Need Loving Too (aka "Give Me Your First-Born") in General
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quote:
Originally written by Crispy Toast:

Sure give me that old one star.
I guess I should contribute too, though I have no idea why someone would actually want a rating of 'Evil Priest'...

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Non-violent solutions in the Geneforge Series in General
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And that too is strange because both of the links work for me. WHAT'S GOING ON? Maybe it's different for mac and PC?

IC: I wonder though. Even if you were to complete Geneforge in a non-violent way, would not the ending of the game not still be violent? And it would be because of your actions (or lack thereof).

[ Monday, October 18, 2004 11:34: Message edited by: Apollyon ]

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Halloween, High School and, of course, REVOLUTION!!! HUZZAH!!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Wham Bam Shizam:

Speaking of spirit week, (and to take this topic a little off course) what do you all think about school spirit, and homecoming and such? In general, what do you all think of the social stucture of school? I personally think it is all blown out of proportion, overrated, and stupid. To some extent it is fun, but sometimes everything (like pep rallies) gets ridiculous. What do you all think?
The social structure of school, in my opinion, is one of the worst learning environments ever. My teacher has a poster in her classroom that says something to the effect of "Will anyone remember in 20 years?" I think students spend more time worrying about what other kids think of them than they do actually learning. Especally freshmen. And ever since the new parking lot regulations were put into place, people have sat around in class doing nothing but thinking of the slickest and funniest way to somehow cheat the system.

But for the most part, social events at our school are relatively safe, and we are a school of over 2000. Pep rallies, only the underclassmen actually go to, anyone that drives uses the opportunity to leave school early. School dances, there are rent-a-cops everywhere, same with football games.

Anyway, homecoming for us is just another football game with just a few nice ceremonies here and there. In my past three years of high school, I've never once attended a homecoming... well anything. (This year I'm in the marching band and kinda have to go.) But nobody wants to go to our football games either. While us cross country runners are making this our eleventh year of being undefeated in conference, our football team is quickly making this their fourth season of no real victories. So homecoming is nothing special for most people in our area.

As for school spirit, you won't find much at our school. One of the most beautiful places in the country, but teenagers in this area are miserable. Here are your options for a Friday night: go to the movies (that's what most people do anyway)... that's really it unless you really want to hang out at the nearest mall, which is around an hour away. So mostly, people feel the same way about our school as they do the area they live in: they hate it. Most of them can't wait to get away from North Carolina and move somewhere fun.

My grandpa says we should go back to separating guys and girls in schools again...

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Halloween, High School and, of course, REVOLUTION!!! HUZZAH!!! in General
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Ooh, I can't wait to hear how that goes...

Our school is having Spirit Week just before Halloween, and that'll be all the dressing up I'll be doing. :P

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

Denn du bist was du isst
und ihr wisst was es ist.
-Rammstein
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Pssst... it's a secret in General
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Respect? For Alorael? Don't make me laugh! IMAGE(wink0001.gif)

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No monkeyin' around at Chance :p

And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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cheerleading in General
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"Without sports, they'd just be dancers." -An ESPN poster I once saw. Cheerleading is not a sport, nor is boxing. I define a sport as something decided by a set of rules and someone to enforce them. This does not include judges. Boxing is decided by who the judges think boxed better. Cheerleading is decided by who the judges think had a better cheer routine (or who had more cleavage) What about football? The refs call penalties based on what the rules define as a penalty and their best judgement at the time. Judge?Judgement.

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No monkeyin' around at Chance :p

And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
Posts: 154 | Registered: Tuesday, July 8 2003 07:00
Oi! Who closed my Missingno thread! in General
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Yes, sadly Pokémon is kinda out of style now, and has far outlived its stay. Adding a hundred new ones every year? That's just getting rediculus! And Mew is not catchable in any of the games unless you cheat! IMAGE(Oi! Who closed my Missingno thread!_files/tongue.gif)

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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Favorite Member in General
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That includes Apollyon, right? Oh and add him to the list here too!

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No monkeyin' around at Chance :p

And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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Oi! Who closed my Missingno thread! in General
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What was the origional question of the closed topic? I used to play that game and used the Missingno cheat multiple times (especally for rare candy! Yum.) I think I still remember something about it...

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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4000 Members in General
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I think just about everybody is going for said member number. I know I am, though it's doubtful, seeing though I'm always at Chance.

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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Pants of Sorrow in General
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That's not very appropriate.

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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'Ello! in General
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Ahh, the list of members here is ever-increasing! Willkommen! But why could your computer not access these sites?

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No monkeyin' around at Chance :p

And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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New Record! in General
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It was supposed to be an imitation of the way they talk in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (if I'm not mistaken) Honestly look SMoE's new name! Where do you think he got it?

IMAGE(http://member.nifty.ne.jp/watermelon/melon.gif)

(I believe this is what you would need for a post to be locked :D ! If it is not meant to be locked, have a mod edit this out. ;) )

[ Sunday, January 18, 2004 17:22: Message edited by: Apollyon ]

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No monkeyin' around at Chance :p

And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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For some great fun... in General
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quote:
Originally written by A Stughalfian Principle:

At any rate, it will surely be dead in a few months, if not a few weeks.
I will make sure it soes not!

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For some great fun... in General
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Go Here

This is a brand new forum is created and moderated by our very own RC! But this is not like all the other SW-derived forums out there, no, no! This forum has many interactive and fun-filled members you can converse and be friendly with. Guarenteed fun or your money back! (Hehe, it's free, by the way)

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere

It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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Geneforge in a window? in Tech Support
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Hey sorry if I've upset you RC but incompetent newbies get on my nerves (I know, I know, "Dont read what they have to say, then" right?)

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And that, my Leige, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. -Sir Bedevere
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What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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Wow! This thing just wont end will it? Well congrats to the one who started it for making it so sucessful! :D

Drops of Jupiter - Trane

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